Free guy spoilers follow.
The director of Free guy, who plays Ryan Reynolds as a character in a video game trying to save the game from being shut down, has revealed how they managed to get Marvel actor Chris Evans into the film.
Director Shawn Levy spoke with Entertainment tonight about the new release, and the big cameos they included in the film.
As a result of the Fox-Disney merger, Levy was able to gain Reynolds access to a number of the weapons that appear in the Marvel universe — in the second half of the movie ‘Reynolds’ character ‘rises’ and is able to Use a variety of weapons to fight for the game.
Levy said: “If I were a guy, and if I could assemble a piece of weapon that I had ever dreamed of, it would definitely contain a lightsaber. It would definitely include Cap’s shield. So we wrote a letter to Disney and said, “Hi, I’m Ryan Reynolds and Shawn Levy. We do Free guy, as you know. You own us now. Can we please use one of these smart iconic devices? “
Disney said yes, which meant Captain America’s shield appeared in the film. When it came together, Reynolds realized that Evans was in the same city filming for Apple Defender Jacob and texted him to see if he would appear as a guest in the film.
According to Levy, Evans said yes, but only if he could “be in and out in ten minutes.” Levy added, “That’s how we ended up with Chris Evans, in addition to a lightsaber, a Hulk fist and Cap’s shield.”
He explained: “The Chris Evans comb is so perfect. And when I’ve seen the film with the audience, the explosion of cheers and laughter in that moment is really gratifying. It’s like a director’s dream.”
Free guy is in cinemas now.
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